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May 23, 2015

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May 20, 2015 — The same spring rains that lessen producers' concerns about drought can also lead to soil erosion and nutrient runoff. Keeping soil and fertilizers where they belong--in the field--benefits ... read more

Keep Front Gardens Green to Mitigate Flooding

May 18, 2015 — A spatial planning expert suggests that householders keep their front and back gardens green, to help reduce flooding risks as well as achieve other environmental ... read more

May 20, 2015 — Spring visitors to Great Smoky Mountains or the Blue Ridge Parkway will see ridges and valleys covered in flowering mountain laurels, rhododendrons, tulip poplars, dogwoods, black locusts and ... read more

May 18, 2015 — For the first time, scientists have modeled the effects of land use changes on the species diversity in rivers and streams. Their results show that the loss of biodiversity is caused to a ... read more

May 20, 2015 — To avoid overfishing and aid in sustainable exploitation, the status of the fish stocks has to be monitored regularly. In many cases stock assessment is based on fishery-dependent data generated from ... read more

Atmospheric Release of BPA May Reach Nearby Waterways

May 19, 2015 — Existing research has determined that harmful concentrations of Bisphenol-A (BPA) have been deposited directly into rivers and streams by municipal or industrial wastewater. Now, researchers have ... read more

US West's Power Grid Must Be Prepared for Impacts of Climate Change

May 18, 2015 — Arizona State University researchers say in coming decades a changing climate will pose challenges to operations of power generation facilities, especially in the Western United States. They ... read more

May 18, 2015 — Will climate change make the US Midwest drier or wetter during the summer growing season? A new study finds that the answer remains ... read more

Climate Change Altering Frequency, Intensity of Hurricanes

May 18, 2015 — Climate change may be the driving force behind fewer, yet more powerful hurricanes and tropical storms, says a geography ... read more

May 18, 2015 — An unusual and unexpected discovery: on the floor of Lake Neuchatel, geologists have happened upon huge underwater craters -- some of the largest in the world to be found in lakes. They are not ... read more

Scientists Discover Tiny Microbes With Potential to Cleanse Waterways

May 18, 2015 — Microbial communities in urban waterways have the potential to play an important role in cleansing waterways and also act as raw water quality indicators, a seven-year study suggests. The study found ... read more

Eenvironmental Risk Assessment of Sub-Seabed Carbon Dioxide Storage

May 15, 2015 — A research project of carbon dioxide in the offshore sea bed is often discussed as a means to reduce further the increase of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere. The project has developed ... read more

May 15, 2015 — California and other parts of the western U.S. are experiencing extended severe drought conditions. The Santa Clara Valley in California underwent extensive groundwater development from the early ... read more

Gardening in a Polluted Paradise: Is It Safe?

May 15, 2015 — Researchers have looked into how vegetables take up different soil contaminants. They also considered how different gardening practices could reduce this uptake. They found that, in the majority of ... read more

May 12, 2015 — Pollution from historic mining activities in south west England has led to a reduction in genetic diversity of brown trout according to new research. The findings indicate that human activity can ... read more

May 14, 2015 — Phosphorus is one of the most common substances on Earth. An essential nutrient for every living organism -- humans require approximately 700 milligrams per day -- we are rarely concerned about ... read more

May 14, 2015 — Experts argue for further in-depth assessments of the impacts of dispersants on microorganisms to guide their use in response to future oil spills. Chemical dispersants are widely used in emergency ... read more

Valuable Massachusetts Ecosystems Shrinking, Doing More With Less, Study Shows

May 14, 2015 — Ecologists and conservation groups single out the hardest-working ecosystems -- called "hotspots" -- for their exceptional conservation value. The number of ecosystem hotspots has increased ... read more

World Population-Food Supply Balance Is Becoming Increasingly Unstable

May 11, 2015 — Globalization of trade is creating instability in the food distribution system, according to results from an environmental scientist's study. The study assesses the food supply available to more ... read more

Historical Land Use an Important Factor for Carbon Cycling in Northern Lakes

May 13, 2015 — The historical past is important when we seek to understand environmental conditions as they are today and predict how these might change in the future, according to researchers whose analyses of ... read more

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